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Sociology

A Level • Level 3

Sociology

A Level • Level 3

Type of LearningSchool Leaver

Course CodeA0571

Study ModeFull Time

Duration2 years

Awarded ByAQA

Location ByBurnley College

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About the course

Sociology is a subject that requires you to develop a critical view of the society around you, questioning assumptions taken for granted and applying theoretical analysis to back up arguments. During the course we study key sociological theories, perspectives and methods. You will look at how factors such as social class, ethnicity and gender impact on experiences of family life and the sociological explanations of why some groups achieve more in education than others. We critically look at crime and the way in which some groups within society are over-represented in crime statistics, alongside the role of punishment and crime prevention. In addition, you will also look at beliefs in society and the role that religion and beliefs take, analysing the extent to which religion still plays a part in contemporary society.

Type of LearningSchool Leaver

Course CodeA0571

Study ModeFull Time

Duration2 years

CostQuestion tooltip iconFree

Awarded ByAQA

Location ByBurnley College

Start Date/s

31/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 31/08/2021

Entry requirements

At least six GCSEs at grade 5 or above in a good range of subjects, including both English and Mathematics. There are no additional entry requirements for this course

Assessment

This course is assessed in the following way: 100% external examination

Careers & Progression

On successful completion of this course you may decide to progress onto an Apprenticeship or a Higher/Degree Apprenticeship. You will also have the opportunity to progress onto Degree courses. Careers that this course may lead to include Social Worker, Probation and the Prison Service.

Additional Details

Extra curricular activities

You will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities to enhance your studies. In previous years our students visited Preston Prison, a category B prison, and attended the Behind Bars Conference to ask questions and discuss relevant issues with former prisoners. You will also benefit from a wide range of guest speakers to enrich the curriculum.

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